Balearic Helicopters, was setup by Jonny Greenall who has been flying in Mallorca for over 18 years, previously Jonny worked for Sloane Helicopters Mallorca since 2004 and was the Base Manager of Sloane Helicopters Mallorca from 2008 until 2015.
Son Bonet was Mallorca's original airport, opened in 1936, and has been in operation ever since. Located 5 miles north of the city of Palma it has great accessibility, with the motorway running alongside, a dedicated bus service and its own train station (Pont D'Inca Nou).
In 1964 Son Sant Joan (Palma International) Airport opened just 5 miles South East leaving Son Bonet as a dedicated General Aviation Aerodrome. Son Bonet is fully licensed VFR aerodrome with fire cover and fuel (Avgas & Jet A1). It has a 3000ft asphalt runway and apron.
It is perfect for training with the facilities it offers and year round weather conditions.
Balearic Helicopters office is in the original section of Son Bonet Aerodrome. It is fully air-conditioned for those long hot summers we have.
It consists of a main area & front desk and briefing room. The Briefing Room is fully equipped with all the reading materials, DVD's & training aids you need. It also has tea/coffee making facilities.
The office is also WIFI enabled to allow our customers with laptops and PDA's to access their emails.
The Helicopters are kept in a hangar on the apron.
Jonny has been flying helicopters for over 16 years, but he first with the Air Cadets, in Chipmunks and Vigilant Gliders. He has lived in Mallorca since 1993 and learnt to fly the Robinson R22 & R44 with Sloane Helicopters Mallorca. He then went onto complete his Commercial Helicopter Licence and Instructor Rating with Sloane Helicopters (at Sywell & Mallorca). Jonny also has his JAA Fixed wing licence. He has been flying in Mallorca since 1999, as well as numerous trips around Europe and the UK. Jonny is also a Core Team Member of EHEST - the European Helicopter Safety Team.
Additionally, Jonny is a designated CAA Radiotelephony Examiner. As of 2008 Jonny is also a fully qualified CAA Flight Examiner. Jonny is also an Authorised EASA Examiner allowing to take inital Skills Tests (LST) and Proficiency Checks (PC's) for any EASA licence holder.
Jonny holds ratings on the R22, R44, R66 and MD500 and has over 6,000 hours helicopter flight time.
In 1999 Jonny was awarded a PhD in Mixology from the Oceano Institute.
Jonny Greenall is a Core Member of the Europe Helicopter Safety Team - Launched on November 2006, the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) brings together manufacturers, operators, research organisations, regulators, accident investigators and a few military operators from across Europe. EHEST is the helicopter branch of the ESSI, and also the European component of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST).
Jane has lived in Mallorca for over 30 years, has worked for Thomson and also in the Yacht Charter industry before joining Balearic Helicopters. Her sole function is to run the office properly and stop the pilots behaving like big kids, which they invariably do....
Jane, naturally, is fluent in both Spanish and English, but also Swahili.....
Luke joined Balearic Helicopters in 2018, he is a Commerical Pilot and Flight instructor. Luke is rated on the R22, R44 and B206. Luke is also a keen watersports enthuisast, which is perfect for Mallorca, with qualifications in sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
Luke was also a semi-finialist in the 2005 Junior Masterchef with his signature dish of Pan-fried Scallops on a bed of aspargus and a spinach foam ……
Jonathan Greenall is an appointed contractor for Whizzard Helicopters. All flights are carried out in accordance with the standard terms and conditions of Whizzard Helicopters, details of which are available on request: ATO.GBR.0289 - AOC.GBR.2284
Helicopter landing sites around the Balearics